Berries in a Nest Recipe
- 4 cups halved fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- PHYLLO NESTS:
- 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
- Cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Sprinkle with sugar; gently toss to coat. Let stand for 20 minutes. Pour vinegar over berries; sprinkle with pepper. Gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- 2. For phyllo nests, coat giant nonstick muffin cups with a cooking spray; set aside. Unroll phyllo dough sheets; remove one sheet. (White assembling, keep remaining dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp cloth.)
- 3. For each nest, cut one sheet in half lengthwise and cut in thirds widthwise. Stack three sections and place in a prepared cup; spray with cooking spray. Stack remaining three sections and place in cup, alternating points. Spray with cooking spray. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar over dough. Repeat with remaining sheets of dough.
- 4. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 5. Using a slotted spoon, fill each nest with about 3/4 cup berry mixture. Drizzle with a small amount of juice. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
1 filled pita half: 142 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.
Reviews for Berries in a Nest
"I used cranberry-pear white balsamic and it was a delicious dessert!"
"Saved some of the berries and juice and put them on a scoop of ricotta cheese the next day. I will make this again."
"Easy recipe to make. Made it for a birthday celebration instead of a cake and it was the hit of the party! G. Malone"
"Instead of granulated sugar use Splenda. Tastes the same."
"Dear HenryH-I just looked at a rhubarb coffee cake that had 66g. carbs per serving--33g. is certainly lighter, wouldn't you say? A recipe can be noted as light for a number of different reasons. There is only 1 g. of fat. If any recipe does not meet the specific needs of any one of us, we have only to find one that does--No need to rail against the site, the contributor, or anyone else. The recipe is not the one who needs to lighten up!"
"It sounds yummy to me no matter what it is served in! BJC"
"I don't think rlshort was dissing the recipe, just asking for information!"
"I would like to know the nutrition information if this recipe was served on lettuce leaves instead of in phyllo nests. Thanks"
"Why can't people just say something good or not say anything at all? Did you try it before writing your post?This was "lighter" as presented in the recipe - great presentation- and very good idea for a Summer dessert. Thank you for the recipe."
"I would say this would be considered diet. I attend Weight Watchers and figured the points and it is only 2 points. Not bad for something that sounds so good Am anxious to try."
"How can you call this a light recipe when a serving has 33 grams of carbohydrates? Who are you trying to fool??"
"I would go one step further and lightly brush the inside of the phyllo with melted chocolate!! It will help to keep the berry/balsamic juices from soaking into the phyllo and making it a soggy mushy mess!YUMMMMMM!!!!!! I am going to get some berries and phyllo and try it TONIGHT!! This IS fat free and diet right, right!! :-)"